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The header of a website is the first impression your organization makes on a visitor. If there are problems with it – logo is too big or too small, if the logo, site title, slogan or menu items overlap each other, it will leave a lasting impression. It gives the impression that your organization either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about its visitors.
The header of your site should be forgettable. – Mark Steinbrueck
Let me explain… People don’t come to a website for the design, they come for the content. Because of this, you don’t want your header to be something they remember, whether it is a good memory or a bad one, you want people to forget about the header and remember your content.
So how do you do this? Below are 3 ways to make sure your header is forgettable:
- Keep is simple: There shouldn’t me anything more than a logo (or name of your org if you don’t have a logo), slogan, and navigation menu (if it is located in your header).
- Make sure it isn’t messed up: Make sure that your logo isn’t too big (or small), you don’t have overlapping menu items, or too many navigation menu items so it repeats or breaks the header.
- Ask For Help: There is nothing wrong with having someone tweak or personalize your header for you if you need help. It is better to pay someone else to help then have a messed up website.
We at OurChurch.Com provide a Template Personalization Service where we set up your header for you and make sure that it doesn’t give a bad impression. You can purchase it separately or as part of a money saving bundle.
If you need help with your header or want to talk about having OCC build your site for you, please contact me here!